Meteorology is the scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency is a Federal Government agency charged with the responsibility to advise the Federal Government on all aspects of meteorology; project, prepare and interpret government policy in the field of meteorology; and to issue weather (and climate) forecasts for the safe operations of aircrafts, ocean going vessels and oil rigs.
Nigerian meteorological agency also makes it the responsibility of the Agency to observe, collate, collect, process and disseminate all meteorological data and information within and outside; co-ordinate research activities among staff, and publish scientific papers in the various branches of meteorology in support of sustainable socio-economic activities in Nigeria.
Below Are The Functions Of Functions Of The Nigerian Meteorological Agency:
They advise the federal government on all aspects of meteorology project and prepare and interpret government policy in the field of meteorology;
They issue weather forecasts for the safe operation of aircrafts, ocean goin vessels and oil rigs
They promote the services of meteorology in agricultural, drought and desertification activities
They provide meteorological services in operational hydrology and water resources activities
They provide weather services in marine, environmental pollution and biometeorology for climatic and human health activities
They subject to regulation by the nigerian communications commission
They provide and operate telecommunications systems for meteorological purposes only
They proffer advice to the federal and state government on seismological activities
They collect, process and disseminate all meteorological data and information within and outside Nigeria
They keep in safe custody all meteorological records in the national meteorological archive
They ensure uniform standards of observation of all meteorological phenomena in nigeria
They ensure that international standards and practices in meteorological operations are maintained
They train, conduct and undertake research particularly in the field of tropical, agricultural, hydro and marine meteorology and other related areas of meteorology
They provide consultancy services to the public on meteorology.